Monika Halkort

Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow

Monika Halkort is post-doctoral researcher whose work transcends the fields of media and cultural studies, political ecology, feminist STS and post-humanist thought. During her fellowship at the OIB she will explore the intersectional dynamics of racialization, de-humanisation and enclosure in environmental sensing and earth observation, focusing on the historically specific context of the Mediterranean sea. The main objective of this study is to unpack the new regimes of bio-legitimacy emerging from the ever denser convergence of social, biological and machine intelligences in environmental data and to assess how they recalibrate ‘zones of non-being’ that Franz Fanon identified as key locus of oppression, alienation and ontological displacement characteristic of modern coloniality.